A foreign national, who
OCI Registration Process
Application from for OCI registration needs to be filled online on the website https://ociservices.gov.in/ .
New OCI Registration
(For Fresh Application /first timers)
While filling the form at above link applicant must scan and uplaod all the relevant documents (Any option available) which are mentioned below at ‘Documents need to upload’.
After filling the form, the applicant need to save and print the form. A reference number is generated on the printed form(PDF).This printed form along with the copies of documents as mentioned below must be submitted at the Consular Wing, Embassy of India, Vienna, Austria on working days between 0930 Hrs to 1130 hrs .
Applicant has to bring original and photocopies copies of the these documents for verification.
Photographs size of 51x51 mm (with 80% coverage of face), without border and showing full frontal view of applicant's head/shoulder, white/light background. No glare if wearing glasses is to be uploaded.
Please note that Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected and may cause a delay in processing the applications.
Documents need to upload:
|SL NO||Indian Origin Applicants||Minor Applicants||Foregin Spouse Applicants|
|01.||Surrender/renunciation Certificate of Applicant||Birth Certificate (if issued outside India it must be Apostille)||Copy of the Austrian passport/ Current Passport|
|02.||Old Indian cancelled Passport of Applicant||Address Proof :-Meldezettle||Address Proof :-Meldezettle|
|03.||Address Proof :-Meldezettle||Naturalization proof:-|
Statsburgerschaftsnachweis, If not Austrian then Birth Certificate (Apostille)
|Marriage Certificate of Parents (Apostille)||Marriage Certificate at least 02 year (Apostille)|
|05.||Name change deed from solicitor/oath commissioner/local administration in case of any name change (In English), Marriage certificate needs to be uploaded in case of change of name after marriage.||Parents:- OCI card(front and Back side)/Indian Passport(front and back side)/Surrender certificate.|
If minor holds an Indian passport earlier then Cancelled Indian passport copy/surrender certificate.
|Name change deed from solicitor/oath commissioner/local administration in case of any name change (In English), Marriage certificate needs to be uploaded in case of change of name after marriage.|
|06.||Copy of the Austrian passport/ Current Passport||Copy of the Austrian passport/ Current Passport||Husbands OCI card copy /Indian Passport copy. Front and back side.|
|07.||For Applicant who didn't had Indian Nationality earlier can upload the Birth Certificate (if issued outside India it must be Apostille) and a proof of India Origin (like Parent OCI,Indian Surrender certificate)||Name change deed from solicitor/oath commissioner/local administration in case of any name change (In English)||An affidavit to the effect that the Indian/OCI spouse is still alive and that the couple are not separated/divorced.|
OCI Card in lieu of PIO
An OCI card can be applied in lieu of valid PIO card at Embassy of India -Vienna
Documents need to upload:
OCI Miscellaneous Services
A fresh OCI will only issued when new passport is issued after completing 20 years of age/ change of personal particulars viz. name, father's name, nationality and Loss/Damage of OCI card. They can select Chargeable service under Misc. Service.
All other applicants in case of change of Passport can apply for the Gratis service
under Misc. Service.
OCI renewal Clarification
|Age/Category||Re-issuance clarification||OCI card holders can travel with following documents once after the upload/reissue|
|Infant to completion of 20 years||OCI re-issuance is not required , Only new Passport details has to be uploaded on the OCI portal each time a new passport is issued|
|After completion of 20 years||Re-issuance of OCI is required one time on acquiring a new passport|
|50 years and Above||OCI re-issuance is not required , Only new Passport details has to be uploaded on the OCI portal each time a new passport is issued|
Document required for OCI in case of Loss/damage
From December 18, 2018 on wards, the enrolment of bio-metrics data (capture of facial recognition and finger-printing data) has been made compulsory by competent authority for all the OCI applicants (except children below 12 years and persons over 65 years).
|Sl No.||Name of OCI service||Fee (in Euro)||ICWF|
|1||Registration of OCI cardholder||230||3|
|2||Issuance of duplicate OCI card in case of loss/damage||84||3|
|3||Conversion from PIO to OCI||84||3|
|4||OCI Miscellaneous service||21||3|
Note: A Consular Surcharge of Euro 3.00 on account of Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) is levied on all types of OCI applications. An additional charge of 02% will be levied on card payments.
Tacking Application Status and OCI collection time:-
Collection Timings :- 1600-1700 hrs
The applicants can track for status of OCI card at https://ociservices.gov.in/statusEnqury .
Once status shows that OCI is received in Vienna , Applicant can come and collect the OCI card with the help of Payment receipt.
Kindly note that for collecting OCI for Misc. services and OCI in lieu of PIO applicant one must bring old OCI / PIO card as well. In case of minors, either of the parents can collect on their behalf of minor applicant with the valid receipt.
Important points to remember:-
(a) The embassy of India, Vienna reserves the right to ask for additional documents if required on a case to case basis.
(b) The embassy will not print OCI applications for applicants and has no provision for filling up the OCI application form.
(c) Foreign military personnel either serving or retired and persons holding diplomatic /service/official passports are not eligible for grant of OCI.
(d) Civil govt. servants working in ministry of defence as I.T engineers/civil contractors are not entitled for OCI.
(e) Any error in the application made by the applicant shall not be accepted. If the OCI get printed with wrong details the applicant is responsible for it.